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Posts Tagged ‘potpourri’

Important Mop Handle Assembly Hot Links

Sunday, 20 May 2018

“Animal House” dialogue transcript here.

BOON: Otter, holy shit! Otis Day and the Knights! l don't believe this.

Missing Missy” still amuses me.

How to make an Electric Tennis Racket Guitar.

It took seven minutes. Awesome senior prank.

The Outer Space Octopus Theory is plausible.

Danger Men: The Red Arrows.

Donnie Baker is justifiably pissed, “…all because my neighbor to the north told the Home Owner’s Association my boat was an eyesore. ‘WELL, SO’S YOUR WIFE, MITCHELL!'”

[Top image found in my kitchen.]

 

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Non Stop Hot Links Favorites

Sunday, 13 May 2018

I dare you.

I got 4 out of 4 correct. BFD.

Why athletes puke after a cross country skiing race.

THIS is a very cool retro playlist podcast.

When the deadline comes too soon

Goin’ fishin’ for a few days, but should be back on Thursday, See you then.

Stir Fried Hot Links

Sunday, 6 May 2018

 

“Stupid is rarely quiet.” – Bunk Strutts 5 May 2018

This is stupid.

Grease the pole.

Urban graffiti vid is better with the sound off.

Cat hunts and retrieves sponges.

Time passing too quickly? Consider a Slow Watch. Its single hand rotates once every 24 hours.

Major 7th arpeggio in B♭. Hold your nose and enjoy the Rectal Magnum Opus.

World’s oldest spider dead at 43.

This is a fun cartoon series.

17 minutes of lathe art.

Heh.

Cheap thrills: Find a pair of 3D movie glasses (not the red/blue type, the polarized kind). Put them on, look in a mirror and close one eye. Do it.

George de Mestral (1907-1990) was a Swiss electrical engineer who invented Velcro, but lost his patent rights in 1978.

[Top image found here.]

And The Times They Are A Hot Links

Sunday, 29 April 2018

A long forgotten grade-school rhyme popped into my head recently and here it is.

Mary had a little watch.
She swallowed it one day,
So Mary took a Feen-A-Mint
To pass the time away.

The Feen-A-Mint, it did not work;
The time, it did not pass;
So if you want to know what time it is,
Just look up Mary’s little brother.
He’s got a watch.

Full Moon.

Marky Ramone talks about CBGBs and stuff.

The U.S. Tax System explained with beer.

These “Chimera Cats” are not photoshopped images.

Caren Zeldie Turner lost her position as NJ Port Authority Commissioner because of this.

Cool and embarrassing at the same time. El TIE Fighter más ecológico de la galaxia.

The world’s oldest living person is always alive because the previous record holder has passed on.

Broward County school shooting survivor Kenneth Preston did some homework and was squelched.

Some People Are Their Own Identical Twins. [via]. More here.

[Top image found here.]

Proactive Retributional Hot Links

Sunday, 22 April 2018

18 April 2018 was the 75th Anniversary of The Doolittle Raid of 1942, the daring attack on mainland Japan after their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. A 1983 interview with (then 87 year-old) General “Jimmy” Doolittle can be found here.

Why some doorknobs are knurled.

Zen moment: Just saw a bee with one wing. Every time it tried to fly it ended up on its back, rolled over, crawled for a bit and tried to fly again with the same result. It never gave up, but it made the same mistake over and over. There’s more than two morals in that story.

Have You Ever Really Seen The Moon?” is a collection of peoples’ reactions to looking through a telescope [via].

A beheaded majestic white swan didn’t bleed, wasn’t killed.

This is clever. Mechanical servos go digital.

Gumball Wars [via].

Ever work on a carpentry project, mis-measure the cut and end up with a short board? The BS100o Board Stretcher is the solution. “Measure once, cut twice.”

The Institute for Centrifugal Research (ICR) is worth the visit. If you’ve seen it before, it’s worth a revisit.

 

Hot Links Away In Margaritaville

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Keh-leh-fone-yeh.”

These guys are annoying as hell but they’re talented.

Gregg Shorthand is not a slide-guitar virtuoso. More here.

Flight 24 to The Restaurant at the End of the Universe now boarding. All systems are go.

An original copy of The Chantays‘ classic LP “Pipeline” sells for $27 and more. I have this same stereo copy.

Swing for a Crime is also in my collection. Spy music interspersed with clips from movies, including the unmistakable voice of Lee Marvin (as mobster Vince Stone from The Big Heat, 1953) yelling, “You pig! You lyin’ pig!

It’s always 1700 somewhere. The Department of the Navy Superior Public Service Award has been bestowed upon singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett. It’s the highest US Naval award allowed for a civilian. Here’s a classic Buffett song that justifies that well-deserved award.

Mallows have been used as a food staple for thousands of years. The common name for Althaea officinalis is “Marsh Mallow” and it has medicinal properties.

The confection referred to as a “marshmallow” dates to the 1800s, and the original recipe used the root sap of the marsh mallow.

Yes, you can make your own marshmallows, and you don’t need to chase down mallow roots.

[Top image: “Osaka’s Marshmellow Kid” [sic] from a collection of fake retro Japanese cartoon characters, found here.]

Vegan Hot Links Con Carne

Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Ping Pong Match.

When birds attack [via].

So, a guy runs into a bar…

Turn on the sound for this one.

Is this a great country or what?

Jake and Benson share some fries.

It’s the worst time in history to be a clown.
Blame Stephen King.

Japanese a capella doowop group is awesome.

Need a hard copy of Wikipedia? Contact this guy.

Archery is not the same as when I was growing up.

Random Word Generator.
I got, “Hunt dragon log, pocket oven vitamins, spy bandage.”

Scroll for Old Croak – Kentucky Straight Embalming Fluid.

This Interactive Graffiti Wall is cool. Express your artistic talent (or lack of) for everyone to see.

[Top image: Leonard Emanuel was a hoot. Literally. He was one of the winners of the 1975 Hollerin’ Contest at Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina. Held annually since 1969, the 2018 contest may be the final one.]

 

Supercutaneous Hot Links

Sunday, 25 March 2018

The antonym for the prefix “sub” may be “super,” but “supercutaneous” just doesn’t sound right.

An AI humanoid taught itself how to, um, walk. More here.

The straightest line between two points is an arc. Proof.

In memory of Zippo.

She looks familiar.

Clever girl. [h/t Rory P]

When Brain Police attack.

Czesława Kwoka (1928 – 1943) was a Polish Catholic child who died in the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp at the age of 14. She was murdered with a phenol injection into the heart.

China built a solar farm shaped like a giant panda. True.

The literal translations of the names of countries is cool. I’ve been to Land Of The Rabbits and In The Navel Of The Moon, but I haven’t been to The Village. Surprisingly, the translation of Iceland is Ice Land.

Actors cold-read statistics for a PSA and learned something in the process [via].

Radioactive cars from the Fukushima disaster are slowly being eaten by nature.

[Top image: Три українських жінки з яблуком found here.]

Micro-Aggressive Hot Links

Sunday, 18 March 2018

This is a Moray.

That’s a Moray.

This is That’s a Moray also.

The Bunny Harvestman is a cutie [via].

FortunaAlfred Agache 1885.

Tim Burton-Inspired Makeup Tutorials. Why not.

From the Acceptance of Diversity Mockery Dept.:
“I identify as a computer, if that’s okay beepbeep.”

Compare this portrait with this one. Spooky resemblance.

Even toddlers know they have a job to do.

[Top image: Found it with an arbitrary Google image search “Green+Danger+Run.” It’s not the entrance to a trendy Irish Ska bar. It’s an exit from an amazing subway station in Stockholm.

The Musty Aroma Of The Hot Links

Sunday, 11 March 2018

If traffic wasn’t bad enough already, now we have turn clocks ahead. Crap.

Dr. Milton Friedman on tariffs & protectionism.

Dr. Thomas Sowell on tariffs & protectionism.

Want to tour a Tokyo capsule hotel? Nice amenities.

Guy put a GoPro on a conveyor in a Japanese sushi restaurant and the result was oddly fascinating (until someone or something blurred the faces). Here’s an edited version – watch it with the sound off.

See Red Octopus.

Feel Red Octopus.

Hear Red Octopus.

Touch Red Octopus [via].

Ilusión óptica en el iPhone X.

In 1966, rock power trio Cream had a hit with “I’m So Glad.” It was written and recorded in 1931 by Mississippi bluesman Nehemiah Curtis “Skip” James. Here’s James’ original version.

The Delaney & Bonnie & Clapton connection is a bit of rock history. Interesting article.

If you stop to watch one thing today, let this be it.

[Top image found here. “For God’s Sake, The Man Was Making Noises Like A Pig Rooting In Pudding!” Nice spoof. Smells like National Lampoon.]


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